RECIPES HOUSEHOLD and MEDICAL
Volume of medical and household recipes, kept in several hands, the earlier ones characteristic of the late seventeenth century (up to p. 72), with the final section in a late eighteenth-century hand (this section beginning with a recipe from Lloyd's Penny Post of 1770); prefaced by an index on quartered pages with rubricated initials at the right-hand side drawn in an archaic manner, with a list of "The Characters and value of medicinall Weights"; later ownership stamps and inscription of Anna Rogers (6 April 1765), 83 numbered pages, plus unused pages (up to p. 256), ruled margins, very light dust-staining but overall in fine and attractive condition, contemporary Restoration binding of red morocco gilt with all over design of draw handle tools, stars, flowers, etc., possibly by Queen's Binder D (who worked for James II), gilt panelled spine, initials [?] RR under an earl's coronet in the third compartment, gilt edges, minor abrasion to lower cover, folio, [c.1680-1695]
- It has been confirmed that many of the recipes (some of an alchemical nature) are indeed in the hand of Robert Paston. This information has been kindly supplied by Jean Agnew, editor of "The Whirlpool of Misadventures". Letters of Robert Paston, 1st Earl of Yarmouth, 1663-1679, Norfolk Record Society, 2012.